Koh Chang travel guide and hotels
Koh Chang is a popular Thai holiday destination owing to great value resorts, perfect white sand beaches, superb diving opportunities and fun activities for the whole family. ‘Elephant Island’ has an enviable position just five hours from Bangkok, and boasts a wealth of hospitality options for all budgets, with plenty of unspoilt nature nearby.
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Koh Chang has something for everyone, with cheap bungalows on the sand rubbing shoulders with five start resorts boasting luxury spas…search and book here.
Diving and snorkelling trips are very popular from Koh Chang, with great value PADI courses and diverse marine life, from turtles and sharks to brightly coloured fish and coral…click and read more.
Koh Chang is part of a stunning archipelago of uninhabited islands that can be visited on a sailing or snorkelling trips, while there are also hiking trails for exploring the wildlife-rich inland jungle…click and read more.
Koh Chang offers visitors a wealth of activities to enjoy, including elephant treks, sailing excursions and kayaking trips, before relaxing with a therapeutic spa treatment…click and read more.
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Koh Chang is perfect for everyone, with accommodation ranging from ultra-cheap backpacker shacks to the very best in five-star resorts. Lonely Beach is the budget enclave, but even this has been gentrified slightly in recent years. Klong Prao and Kai Bae beaches are home to high-end hotels, while popular White Sands Beach has a wide variety of accommodation plus the best choice of restaurants and bars on the island. Prices rise from Friday to Monday when weekending Bangkokians escape the city, but during the week, and especially within the July to October low season, there are fantastic bargains to be found through our booking partners Agoda.
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Koh Chang is Thailand’s second biggest island, with a wealth of sightseeing options. There are gorgeous viewpoints all over the landscape, providing opportunities for trekking and climbing throughout the mountainous interior. There are numerous elephant riding camps which offer visitors the chance to play and bathe with these magnificent creatures. Snorkelling excursions to the surrounding islands of the marine national park are popular, while diving courses represent great value. And those of a nautical bent can also enjoy sailing trips to hidden bays, before relaxing in a luxurious spa.